Mansfield Avenue homeowners had to arrange to have the work on their house completed after they paid $650,000 to a New Canaan contractor who accepted the money, stopped doing the work, didn’t pay subcontractors and wouldn’t give a refund, police said.
This story has been updated. Please see: Police Update on New Canaan Contractor’s Arrest: Charges Involve Not One but Three Darien Homes (Thursday, June 13)
Darien police described what happened with this account, including accusations not proven in court:
Thomas Faucher, 45, was hired in May 2018 to do renovation work on the Mansfield Avenue house, but the work began to slow down in October. Faucher told the owners he needed more money for work to continue.
The owners paid him more money, which put the total payments at $650,000. But no further work was done.
When the owners contacted the subcontractors, who said Faucher had stopped paying them. The homeowners paid the subcontractors directly in order to get the work done.
Police were contacted. On June 9, Darien police charged Faucher with failing to live up to his legal duties regarding cancellation for contracted work. He turned himself in to police on Sunday, June 9 and was released on $30,000 bond. His case goes to state Superior Court in Stamford on June 20.
Darien police described the charges against him as “failure to provide cancellations” and “failure to provide oral cancellations.”
Foucher has two civil cases in the same courthouse:
Ring’s End Inc. filed a complaint dated April 9 (filed late in May) against him and T.M. Foucher LLC, accusing him of not paying $69,252.50 worth of building supplies that had been charged to an open account at Ring’s End.
The other case is for divorce, filed by his wife in May 2018. Neither case has been resolved.